Athyrium Nipponicum Metaicium

 

Japanese Painted Fern. Beautiful fern with wine-red leaf stalks and metallic grey-blue finely cut fronds. Eventual Height: 20-30cm Eventual Spread: 80cm.

 

 

Plant in moist well drained soil, Full Sun/Partial Shade, Hardy.

 

General Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.